The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 24 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 13-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world.
Andrina Beuggert studied development at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva and social innovation management in Nairobi. She gained work experience with the Swiss government in Bangalore, India and the Innovation Initiative of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. Andrina is the co-founder of Just Innovate, an organization in Geneva that trains students to develop social innovations. During her fellowship, Andrina will be looking into bottom-up and collaboration models of social innovation.